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Presenting an Effective and Dynamic Technical Paper: A Guidebook for Novice and Experienced Speakers in a Multicultural World

Handbook / Manual
  • Discusses best practices in putting together an effective talk
  • Focuses on leveraging the speaker’s existing skillsets to develop the delivery style that works best for that individual
  • Features one-page quick reference guides for giving both formal oral and informal poster presentations
  • Addresses cross-cultural communication, as well as particular concerns for non-native English speakers
  • Includes a companion site with tools and video examples of formal and informal presentations for further self-guidance

By: William B Krantz(Author)

Academic Press

Paperback | Nov 2016 | #234107 | ISBN-13: 9780128054185
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About this book

Presenting an Effective and Dynamic Technical Paper: A Guidebook for Novice and Experienced Speakers in a Multicultural World is intended for inexperienced speakers as well as those aspiring to improve their communication skills in making either formal or informal presentations on a technical subject.

Presenting an Effective and Dynamic Technical Paper focuses on how to make presentations to a cross-cultural audience, including such tactics as how to list the names of the co-authors on your presentation, how to handle eye contact and use humor, both of which can differ across the global spectrum of cultures. The cross-cultural focus of this book relates not only to the audience, but also to the speaker. This book also includes helpful tips for non-native English speakers.


    Testimonials From Student Award Winners
    Chapter 1. Introduction
        1.1 Focus and Scope of This Guidebook
        1.2 Formal Oral Versus Poster Presentations
        1.3 Special Features of This Guidebook
        1.4 How to Use This Guidebook
    Chapter 2. Preliminary Considerations
        2.1 Focus and Scope of This Chapter
        2.2 The Presentation Format
        2.3 The Venue
        2.4 The Allotted Time
        2.5 The Outline and Cue Cards for Your Presentation
        2.6 Dressing for the Occasion
    Chapter 3. Organizing Your Presentation
        3.1 Focus and Scope of This Chapter
        3.2 The Abstract
        3.3 The Title Slide
        3.4 The Outline or Overview
        3.5 The Introduction
        3.6 The Review of Prior Studies
        3.7 The Research Plan
        3.8 The Discussion of Results
        3.9 The Conclusions
        3.10 A Future Work Slide
        3.11 The Acknowledgments
        3.12 The “Thank You” Slide
    Chapter 4. Making a Formal Oral Presentation
        4.1 Focus and Scope of This Chapter
        4.2 Preparing Your Slides
        4.3 Scoping Out the Room and Facilities When On-Site
        4.4 Use of a Microphone and Laser Pointer
        4.5 Mastering the Mechanics of an Effective Oral Presentation
        4.6 Stepping Through Your Presentation
        4.7 Handling Nervousness
        4.8 Practice Makes Perfect
        4.9 Critiquing Presentations Made by Others
        4.10 Developing Your Presentation Style
    Chapter 5. Giving a Poster Presentation
        5.1 Focus and Scope of This Chapter
        5.2 Preparing Your Poster
        5.3 Printing Your Poster
        5.4 Checklist Before Arriving On-Site for Your Poster Presentation
        5.5 Scoping Out the Room and Posting Your Poster
        5.6 Using a Mechanical Pointer
        5.7 Mastering the Mechanics of an Effective Poster Presentation
        5.8 Poster Session Courtesy
        5.9 Developing Your Poster Presentation Style
    Appendix A. Quick Reference Guide for Giving a Formal Oral Presentation
    Appendix B. Quick Reference Guide for Making a Poster Presentation
    Appendix C. Typical Criteria for Judging a Poster Competition
    Appendix D. Considerations When Critiquing a Presentation
    Appendix E. Web Sites for Outstanding Presentations
        Al Gore
        Del Harvey
        Dr. Hans Rosling
        Joe Wong
    Appendix F. Overview of Online Materials

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